[Video] Unboxing the Honor 8


Huawei subsidiary Honor launched its newest handset, the Honor 8, in the US and Europe this month. It’s a gorgeous phone with dual-rear cameras and some hefty specifications under the hood. If you’re not sure about moving over to the Honor brand for this device, Talk Android’s very own Justin Herrick went hands-on with it over the weekend.

With the handset sporting Huawei’s very own Kirin 950 processor, a whopping 4GB of RAM, a 3,000mAh battery and dual-rear cameras, it really is an extraordinary device. It has a premium feel in the hand, as it was constructed using glass and metal, similar to how Samsung went about making the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.

You can check out a full list of specs below.

 Honor 8
AnnouncedAugust 16, 2016
ReleasedSeptember 2016
Display5.2-Inch Full HD (1920x1080) IPS LCD
ProcessorHiSilicon Kirin 950
Storage32GB / 64GB with microSD card slot
Rear CameraDual 12MP with laser focus, dual-tone LED flash
Front Camera8MP with wide-angle lens
Battery3000mAh (non-removable)
ChargingUSB Type-C
SoundBottom-facing speaker
SoftwareAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1
SensorsAmbient, proximity, accelerometer, compass, fingerprint
ConnectivityNFC, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, fingerprint scanner, WiFi Direct
Measurements145.5 x 71 x 7.45mm
ColorsSapphire Blue, Midnight Black, Pearl White

It’s premium feel might be surprising for some, considering that the most basic model only sells for $400 in the US. In contrast, the Galaxy S7 sells at upwards of $600, even more if you’re looking at picking up the S7 Edge instead.

If you’re interested in seeing what the Honor 8 is all about, you can check out the unboxing video below. Be sure to keep an eye out on Talk Android for when our review of the handset goes live!

The Honor 8 will be available to buy in early September. The 32GB model will cost you $400, while the 64GB model’s price costs $450. Pre-orders from Best Buy, Amazon, Newegg, B&H Photo Video, and HiHonor.com are currently available, offering the device in Pearl White or Midnight Black. Best Buy will have the exclusive on Sapphire Blue for two months.

About the Author: Brad Ward

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